After Abortion

"I've had an abortion. Is there someone who understands that I can talk to?"


Post Abortion Recovery and Education


We offer a safe, nonjudgmental, confidential environment to express and work through the emotions associated with abortion loss.

Although many women feel some relief after an abortion, many others have negative emotions afterwards. These reactions may be immediate or may occur years later. Women who have had an abortion have reported the following reactions:

  • Guilt

  • Grief

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Suicidal Thoughts

  • Difficulty Bonding with Partner or Children

  • Eating Disorders

If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, we offer confidential, compassionate support designed to help women work through these feelings. Our Post Abortion Recovery and Education (PARE) program is highly confidential and available one-on-one or in a group format.

“I chose to have an abortion because I thought that having a baby would ruin my life. After I had the abortion it was like I was holding this big secret. I didn’t want anyone to know because I felt guilty and so ashamed. There’s always this sense of loss and I struggle with sadness.”   ~Carla

You can call 403-343-1619 and ask to speak to someone about the PARE program. If you are calling after hours, you may leave a confidential voicemail and one of our PARE program leaders will return your call within 2-3 business days. In order to protect your privacy, our phone number is blocked and we will never identify ourselves if someone other than you answers the phone.  If you prefer, you may email You may also call us toll free at 1-844-343-1611.

This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice.

All services are free* and confidential.

We provide accurate information on all options, we do not provide abortion referrals.

*Maternity Home residents contribute financially to the program fees as they are able.

How to reach us

We can be reached by phone 24 hours a day at 403-343-1619.

You can also email us at during office hours.

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